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Michaelaceramics

I have worked as a ceramic artist for the last 8 years. After gaining a first class honors degree in Sustainable Design I always have this thinking foremost in my mind when choosing materials and making. My work ranges from functional ceramic ware such as bowls/ candle holders, tiles etc. up to large scale sculptural pieces for interiors and exteriors. I have recently finished part-time work in a school to concentrate full-time on my art. The main work I make is with brick clay these wall sculptures were influenced by a visit to Margate, the porcelain clay being the waves crashing and dispersing on the rippling sand and the black oxide breakers. I use brick clay as it is a locally mined and super abundant material which I like to use in a different ways to the usual construction methods, for example I have tried various ways of joining the clay using metal. I always had a small kiln but wanted to make big things so I made lots of smaller units that joined together to make a bigger piece.

Creative Genre

  • Crafts: All crafts, Ceramics
  • Visual art: All visual art, 3D, Mural, Public art, Sculpture
  • Additional work: Participatory Arts

Work Undertaken

  • Commissions
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Public art

Work in Education

  • Regeneration

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